Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Peking University

This is an online portal with information on donations that were announced publicly (or have been shared with permission) that were of interest to Vipul Naik. The git repository with the code for this portal, as well as all the underlying data, is available on GitHub. All payment amounts are in current United States dollars (USD). The repository of donations is being seeded with an initial collation by Issa Rice as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of March 2022. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_%26_Melinda_Gates_Foundation
Best overview URLhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_%26_Melinda_Gates_Foundation
Facebook username gatesfoundation
LinkedIn username bill-&-melinda-gates-foundation
Websitehttps://www.gatesfoundation.org/
Donations URLhttps://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/Quick-Links/Grants-Database
Twitter usernamegatesfoundation
Page on philosophy informing donationshttps://www.gatesfoundation.org/What-We-Do
Grant application process pagehttps://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/General-Information/Grantseeker-FAQ
Regularity with which donor updates donations datacontinuous updates
Regularity with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)irregular
Lag with which donor updates donations datamonths
Lag with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)years
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script https://github.com/riceissa/gates-foundation-iati-processing

Brief history: The Gates Foundation launched in 2000, with precursors starting in the 1990s, financed by the personal wealth of co-founder Bill Gates from Microsoft. Starting 2005, it scaled up its giving significantly after a large funding commitment from Warren Buffett

Brief notes on broad donor philosophy and major focus areas: See https://www.gatesfoundation.org/Who-We-Are/General-Information/Foundation-Factsheet for the grantmaking areas. The four grantmaking areas are the Global Development Program, Global Health Program, Global Policy and Advocacy, and United States Program. Within the United States Program the focus is on K-12 education, the Internet, and emergency relief

Notes on grant publication logistics: Although the Gates Foundation has a grants database on its website, as well as individual grant pages for every grant, we use the IATI data instead, because it can be processed programmatically (the data on the site does not allow for full data download or easy programmatic processing). This leads to a few problems: first, IATI data does not include grants made in the United States, since it focuses on development assistance (DA) spending. Second, IATI data is updated more infrequently. Third, it may sometimes omit some information that is present in the grants database

Full donor page for donor Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Websitehttp://www.pku.edu.cn/
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peking_University

Full donee page for donee Peking University

Donor–donee relationship

Item Value

Donor–donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 14 500,000 582,593 49,969 95,647 100,000 163,417 500,000 500,000 600,000 700,000 1,104,400 1,212,919 1,755,652
Global health 6 163,417 415,347 49,969 49,969 116,570 116,570 163,417 163,417 500,000 557,724 557,724 1,104,400 1,104,400
Scientific research 2 95,647 654,283 95,647 95,647 95,647 95,647 95,647 95,647 1,212,919 1,212,919 1,212,919 1,212,919 1,212,919
Multisector aid 4 500,000 500,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 700,000 700,000 700,000 700,000 700,000
Global development 2 600,000 1,177,826 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 1,755,652 1,755,652 1,755,652 1,755,652 1,755,652

Donation amounts by cause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given cause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

Note: Cause area classification used here may not match that used by donor for all cases.

Cause area Number of donations Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2010 2009
Global health (filter this donor) 6 2,492,080.00 500,000.00 166,539.00 0.00 557,724.00 0.00 1,104,400.00 163,417.00
Global development (filter this donor) 2 2,355,652.00 0.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,755,652.00 0.00 0.00
Multisector aid (filter this donor) 4 2,000,000.00 800,000.00 0.00 1,200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Scientific research (filter this donor) 2 1,308,566.00 0.00 1,308,566.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 14 8,156,298.00 1,300,000.00 2,075,105.00 1,200,000.00 557,724.00 1,755,652.00 1,104,400.00 163,417.00

Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (14 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 14)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
700,000.0042018-11-21Multisector aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build a platform of research, capacity building, implementation and communications between China and Africa based on China’s development experience in order to achieve sustainable poverty reduction and economic opportunities for the poor in Sub-Sahara ; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
100,000.00122018-11-09Multisector aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to promote the giving culture in China among the younger generation, especially college students, by designing and organizing the annual Social Good Summit and a series of thematic activities and salon activities that can help advance the younger generati; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
500,000.0082018-04-25Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the media environment for TB advocacy and raise public awareness of TB control and prevention in China; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: China.
116,570.00112017-12-13Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to leverage Chinese investment, technology and foreign aid to meet absolute health needs and reduce health inequities for the poorest and most disadvantaged people in African countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa; affected countries: China.
1,212,919.0022017-11-28Scientific research/scientific institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support National School of Development at Peking University, an educational institute and knowledge platform to share knowledge and best practices in economic growth and inclusive and sustainable development with other developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa; affected countries: China.
95,647.00132017-11-24Scientific research/scientific institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to fund a research project about donor behavior and Chinese charitable donations online; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: China.
600,000.0062017-11-13Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to raise awareness and harness support among target audiences around priority issues in global health & development; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Africa; affected countries: China.
49,969.00142017-10-31Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support research on the status of China’s charitable trust, analyze the bottlenecks of current legal framework, and provide evidence-based policy recommendations; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
700,000.0042016-11-17Multisector aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build a platform of research, capacity building, implementation and communications between China and Africa based on China’s development experience in order to achieve sustainable poverty reduction and economic opportunities for the poor in Sub-Sahara ; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
500,000.0082016-09-13Multisector aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to promote the giving culture in China among the younger generation, especially college students, by designing and organizing the annual Social Good Summit and a series of thematic activities and salon activities that can help advance the younger generati; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
557,724.0072015-11-19Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the media environment for TB advocacy and raise public awareness of TB control and prevention in China; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: China.
1,755,652.0012014-09-10Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help the charity sector make informed, data-driven decisions in how they use social media, the Social Media Impact Measurement program will create quantitative social media impact measurement structures and methodologies, identify important categories ; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: China.
1,104,400.0032010-11-17Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop new in vitro culture systems for liver-stage Plasmodium vivax to facilitate anti-malaria drug screening; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
163,417.00102009-02-20Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help improve the legal environment for nonprofit organizations in China in order to facilitate their' participation in China's public health and HIV/AIDS prevention systems; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: China.